The Windsor Star has been the paper of record in Windsor since 1886. It showed us the Ambassador Bridge as it was erected, and the Tunnel as it was dug; it showed us the Ford strike, the great fire, and the tornado in ‘46; it showed us the lewdness of Prohibition speakeasies and the somber grandeur of our churches and schools. Over the years, of course, Star photographers took hundreds of thousands of pictures—many of which were never used or seen by the public, but all of which were preserved. Their archive constitutes the single richest photo history of the region. And now, for the first time, Biblioasis has been granted access.
With an introduction by Star editor Marty Beneteau, From The Vault takes you on a photographic tour of the city from 1886- 1950. It presents walk-throughs of the downtown and other neighbourhoods as they changed over time. There are features on schools, on bars and taverns and restaurants, on churches, and on buildings from the county. There are feature sections on breaking news: the Ford strike, the tornado, bridge construction. At a length of 300 pages, with over 500 images encompassing over 65 years of history, From The Vault is the most authoritative and wide-ranging photo history of Windsor ever published—and an absolute must for local history lovers.
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